North Syd­ney

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries -

is with heart­felt sad­ness we an­nounce the sud­den pass­ing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Eleanor Marie Strick­land, age 82, on Tues­day, Au­gust 1, 2017 at the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hos­pi­tal, Syd­ney.

Born in New Water­ford on Jan­uary 30, 1935, she was the daugh­ter of the late John Vin­cent and Mary Ann (Con­nors) Wil­son. Eleanor was a grad­u­ate of St. El­iz­a­beth Hos­pi­tal School of Nurs­ing and worked as a reg­is­tered nurse at the Northside Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal and Har­bou­view Hos­pi­tal un­til her re­tire­ment. She was ac­tive in her high school years on the girls basketball team and was good enough to make the team while still in Ju­nior High. She en­joyed bowl­ing and spend­ing time with her fam­ily, es­pe­cially her grand­chil­dren.

She was a mem­ber of St. Joseph Church, North Syd­ney.

Eleanor is sur­vived by her sons, Jack (Sally) Bragg, Dart­mouth, Jim Bragg, Cal­gary, Paul (Twila) Bragg, De­bert and Billy Strick­land, Bri­tish Columbia; her daugh­ter, Carmel Bragg (Al­lan Mac­Dougall), North Syd­ney; her eight grand­chil­dren, Jessie, Dy­lan, Emma, Dawn Marie, Brit­tany, Amanda, Bran­don and Tan­ner; her seven great-grand­chil­dren, in­clud­ing the new­est great-grand­son, Kory, and also a num­ber of nieces and neph­ews.

Be­sides her par­ents, she was pre­de­ceased by her broth­ers, By­ron and Henry Wil­son, and sis­ters, Carmel Wil­son and Thelma MacEach­ern.

The fam­ily would like to thank Dr. John Kirkpatrick, Dr. Kevin Or­rell, Dr. Vic­tor Espinal, the OR nurs­ing staff at the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hos­pi­tal and staff of Min­ers Memo­rial Manor.

Vis­i­ta­tion for Eleanor will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday in the W.J. Doo­ley Fu­neral Home, 107 Pleas­ant St., North Syd­ney. Fu­neral Mass will be cel­e­brated at 10 a.m. on Satur­day at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Pa­trick O’Neill of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial will take place in Holy Cross Ceme­tery, North Syd­ney.

Memo­rial do­na­tions may be made to the Min­ers Memo­rial Manor Bus Fund.

On­line condolences may be sent to www.wj­doo­

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